Last month food trucks in South Lake Union set out to raise money in an effort to initiate the development of the only kids’ after-school program in the area. We are happy to report that the generous food-truck-loving customers in the area took the initiative far beyond the original humble goal of $500, raising $1,040 in just three weeks time. Meal by meal customers donated extra change up to $20 to the cause. Many of the contributors, employed in South Lake Union but reside in other Seattle neighborhoods, wanted to participate of the movement and assist in strengthen the growing community.
Ignited by Jessica Hovater of The Hot Dog Kind, she told the South Lake Union Community Council, “When the community feels they have invested in their environment they are more willing to take care of their neighborhood long term…. It’s people investing in people. We’re investing in each other.” It’s great to see such success surround a great program that will only enhance the developing community.
Participating South Lake Union Food Trucks:
Open: M-F (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Location: Corner of Westlake and Harrison (next to Firestone)
Open: Mon., Wed., Fri., (11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.)
Location: Corner of Terry and Thomas Streets
Open: Fri. (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Location: Corner of Westlake and Harrison (in front of Aveda)
Open: Mon., Tues., Thurs. (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Location: Monday & Friday: Corner of Westlake and Harrison
Tuesday & Thursday: 219 Terry Ave. North
Open: Tues. (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Location: Corner of Westlake and Harrison